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26 April 2021

Lao, Chinese PMs hold talks on bilateral ties ## Asean leaders pledge robust response to Covid-19 pandemic

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- Govt leaders inspect Covid-19 treatment, health facilities
Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh and other government leaders on Saturday visited hospitals, treatment facilities and border checkpoints to supervise officials working on the ground. Their visit not only gave them first-hand insight into how health and security officials are performing their duty in response to the Covid-19 outbreak but also enabled them to give encouragement to doctors, police and soldiers, who are working to curb the spread of the virus.....More >>>

- Temporary hospitals planned amid surge in Covid cases
The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control is preparing temporary hospitals amid a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases. Speaking at a....More >>>

- Lao, Chinese PMs hold talks on bilateral ties
Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang on Friday agreed during telephone talks to work together to further cement the six-decade bilateral ties between the two neighbours.....More >>>

- Asean leaders pledge robust response to Covid-19 pandemic
Asean leaders have said they highly value their unity and their attempts to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic in the region and minimise its impacts on the economies of Asean nations. ....More >>>

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- Defence ministry orders personnel to comply with Covid-19 rules
The Ministry of National Defence on Friday ordered military commands, army offices and soldiers to strictly comply with the measures imposed by the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control until May 5 to prevent the spread of the virus. ....More >>>

Southern bus station closed until May 5
The Southern Bus Station closed at 9pm on April 22 and will re-open on May 5 as part of measures introduced by the government last Wednesday to prevent the spread of Covid-19....More >>>

- Capital, six provinces under lockdown to curb spread of virus
The recent surge in Covid-19 infections in Laos has led to the government ordering lockdowns in affected places, with no one allowed to enter or leave these areas. Vientiane and the provinces of Vientiane, Xieng Khuang, Xayaboury, Borikhamxay, Bokeo and Phongsaly are now under full lockdown and provincial bodies are working with district officials to set up checkpointsat district borders. ....More >>>

- Govt assesses readiness to respond to virus outbreak
The government has assessed the country’s preparedness to deal with the outbreak of Covid-19 after many more cases were reported last week. The government’s monthly meeting, which wrapped up on Friday, instructed the national taskforce to re-evaluate the situation and the country’s capacity to handle the community outbreak of the virus...More >>>

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Covid-19 taskforce urges public to provide correct information
The National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control is trying to obtain accurate information concerning the movements of people who test positive for the virus so that attempts can be made to trace their contacts......More >>>

- Lao, Thai govts to take legal action against alleged virus spreaders
Lao and Thai authorities plan to begin legal proceedings against two Thai nationals and a Lao woman who are believed to have triggered an outbreak of Covid-19 in Laos. The woman has been identified as a resident of Saravan province who travelled to Savannakhet province on April 6 where she met the two Thai men after they illegally entered Laos by boat, crossing the Mekong River from Mukdahan province in Thailand.....More >>>

 
 

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